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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 27, 2010 3:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead ... Hey Mando!

That's an awesome gift from your daughter.

BTW, have you ever read John Feinstein's book on the Army-Navy game? If so, what did you think? I have yet to read, but have read most of his other books.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: May 27, 2010 4:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead ... Hey Mando!

"A Civil War" is an outstanding book. Feinstein did a magnificent job capturing what the Army-Navy game is about, particularly the non-football aspects. Bancroft Hall is an absolute nuthouse the week before the game.

Of course I'm biased but there is no other rivalry in college sports that even comes close. It transcends the game. College football at its purest.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 27, 2010 4:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead ... Hey Mando!

It's funny, but when I hear people say Duke-UNC in hoops or "THE" Ohio State v Michigan in football (Bosox and Yanks play far too often in meaningless games for it to count in my book)are best rivalries (and I'm biased to the hoops' rivalry), I always bring up Army-Navy. The tradition and true student-athlete aspect have a lot to argue in its favor (not to mention the shared service to the country aspect).